Hello friends! I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who may have discovered me recently through Hatch Art House in Madison! As you may know, I am the featured artist this month @hatcharthouse and the Reception is Friday, June 9th from 6pm-9pm. I will not be showing any of my original paintings, but will be presenting all of my high quality Giclee Fine Art Prints, which are available in a few different sizes. You can see my large scale original paintings up around town @johnsonpublichouse and @onebarrelbrewco on Atwood and @contextclothing on King Street.
In addition to painting very large portraits of wild animals, pets and my favorite Musicians, I also love to design t-shirts and bandanas. My bandanas can be purchased @contextclothing as well as through my Etsy shop. I designed the t-shirts for The Firefly Coffeehouse in Oregon, where I have been a barista (give or take a few hiatuses) for almost 9 years! I am originally from a small town in the middle of Illinois, NOT Chicago or anywhere even remotely close. Before I landed myself in the Madison area and became a mama, I lived and traveled the USA (and abroad) for many years. In 1999 I earned a BFA in Drawing from MIAD in Milwaukee and then didn't stay put for more than 6 months at a time for over 6 years. I have lived and worked on an eclectic organic apple orchard in Vermont, been an "extra" in a country music video and a few Pepsi commercials and worked for a sweater manufacturing company for 3 years in Los Angeles. In 2008 I earned an MFA in Textile Design from Rhode Island School of Design and you can have my wallpaper design titled Mustachio custom printed by the folks @flavorpaper in Brooklyn.
I am as nostalgic and sentimental as they come and surround myself with family heirlooms. I love a good memoir and when I can't decide what music to listen to when I'm painting, I usually re-listen to a music documentary. I LOVED the Shittown podcast. My tattoos (thank you Zach Roman of Black Moon Tattoo) are mostly of my family and I'm lucky to have the amazing Lumbering Behemoth as my man and partner in crime.